Frozen Cactus Pear Margaritas
- 8 ounces white tequila
- 4 ounces orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Cointreau)
- 4 ounces cactus pear syrup
- 2 ounces fresh lime juice
- Crushed ice
- Lime wedge, for garnish
- Coarse salt, optional
DirectionsWatch how to make this recipe.
Cactus Pear a.k.a Prickly Pear: The pulp of these cactus fruits is a brilliant red or, occasionally, a yellowish green, and it tastes a bit like watered-down watermelon. Cooks exploit the color by adding slices of the pulp to fruit salads, or by pureeing it and straining out the seeds. They're quite popular in Hispanic countries and around the Mediterranean.
Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay, 2008